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adjective as in walking on toes

verb as in to walk cautiously or stealthily

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She published a book on moral education and joined organizations dedicated to social purity, and while medicine tiptoed along a more scientific path, she went down another.

Instead, we’ve tiptoed around it, whispering and hanging back instead of getting on with the difficult work of defusing it.

With a small packed bag, I tiptoed towards the door thinking that he was asleep.

From Quartz

Now, as the world tiptoes back toward normalcy, those who lost work will be applying to open positions in droves.

From Fortune

A lot of publishers, particularly business-facing publishers, are still tiptoeing around ticketing, said Hindman.

From Digiday

A couple of ladies, standing on tiptoe, are scribbling over it with eyeliner and lipstick.

If Romney tries to run or tiptoe away, he will trip over his own flip-flops.

Romney, on account of his wealthy personal life, has to tiptoe around policies that redistribute wealth upward.

The establishment has to tiptoe around her and handle her delicately.

You must tell George that he must walk on tiptoe and not speak—otherwise he will die someday.

He caught his breath, he paused, then stepped within on tiptoe, and the hush of four thousand years closed after him.

Again she raised herself tiptoe before me, and with a hand on each shoulder, she stood looking from her eyes into mine.

The next summer Kari had grown so big and fat that I could not reach his back even when I stood on tiptoe.

They tried to make as little noise as possible, but though they walked on tiptoe, the sound echoed back to them dully.

Mrs Bellingham went on tiptoe towards the door, and chiding herself because her stiff, weary limbs made some slight noise.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tiptoe, such as: cautious, creeping, sneaking, cautiously, quietly, and stealthy.

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